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Chéri [videorecording] /

by Hámori, András; Seaward, Tracey; Mount, Thom; Kenwright, Bill; Hampton, Christopher; Frears, Stephen; Pfeiffer, Michelle; Friend, Rupert; Jones, Felicity; Bates, Kathy; Desplat, Alexandre; Colette; Colette; Miramax Films; Pathé frères (France); UK Film Council; Aramid Entertainment (Firm); MMC Studios (Firm); Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH; DFFF (Firm); Tiggy Films (Firm); Reliant Pictures Corporation (Firm); Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2009Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0788897780 : ; 9780788897788.Language note: English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.Title notes: $19.99 11/13/2009 (hm)Uniform titles: Chéri (Motion picture : 2009).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Courtesans -- France -- Drama | Mothers and sons -- France -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- France -- Drama | Arranged marriage -- France -- Drama | Love -- France -- Drama | Romance films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Fiction filmsCast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates.Summary: The story of the love affair between a beautiful retired courtesan Lea, and Chéri, the son of her old colleague and rival, Madame Peloux. After six years Madame Peloux has secretly arranged a marriage between Chéri and Edmee, the daughter of another rich courtesan. As the inevitable moment of parting approaches, Lea and Cheri begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Stephen Frears, the director who bolstered his international reputation with his Choderlos de Laclos adaptation Dangerous Liaisons (1988), returns to the annals of period intrigue over 20 years later with this melodrama, which reunites him with Liasons scripter Christopher Hampton and star Michelle Pfeiffer. An adaptation of Colette's 1920 novel of the same name, the tale unfurls in late 19th century Paris -- La Belle Époque -- where numerous courtesans (or female companions of noblemen who occupied the royal courts) have worked their way up through the ranks of high society. Two retired courtesans, Charlotte Peloux (Kathy Bates) and Lea (Michelle Pfeiffer), meet for some routine gossip; Lea then meets Charlotte's hedonistic playboy son, nicknamed "Chéri" (Rupert Friend), and a passionate, erotic affair blossoms for the next six years between Lea and Chéri. Eventually, Charlotte makes an aggressive attempt to interfere with the situation by setting up an arranged marriage between Chéri and the virginal 18-year-old Edmée (Felicity Jones), the daughter of another ex-courtesan, Marie-Laure (Iben Hjejle). Lea feels irritated, and responds by seeking out young male lovers during a vacation in Biarritz, but the attached Chéri is not far behind, and in seemingly no time at all the two resume their bedroom liaisons. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

$19.99 11/13/2009 (hm)

DVD, widescreen (2.35:1, enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Title from container.

Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates.

Director of photography, Darius Khondji ; editor, Lucia Zucchetti ; music, Alexandre Desplat.

Based on the novels "Chéri" and "The last of Chéri" by Colette.

MPAA rating: R; for some sexual content and brief drug use.

The story of the love affair between a beautiful retired courtesan Lea, and Chéri, the son of her old colleague and rival, Madame Peloux. After six years Madame Peloux has secretly arranged a marriage between Chéri and Edmee, the daughter of another rich courtesan. As the inevitable moment of parting approaches, Lea and Cheri begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another.

Special features: The making of Chéri; deleted scenes.

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